Crime in SA | Alleged gang leader and son killed

CAPE TOWN - Lavender Hill residents in the Western Cape says they are living in fear, that' after the killing of the leader of the Fast Guns gang.

The alleged gang boss and his son were shot dead in broad daylight in Lavender Hill.

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Another man was also shot and injured and is being treated in hospital.

The community is worried about Jordan Brown and his retaliation.

11-year-old Jordan Brown was a promising footballer player and while he didn’t live with his dad, Cheslyn Nel, he would stay with him on weekends. 

Brown's grandmother Shameema Ebrahim said, "he is an innocent grandchild. He plays soccer, he comes to his daddy and take him home again. He is an innocent child. I want my grandchild back. I can’t stand it.”

On Friday afternoon, Jordan was sitting with his father at the back of a house along with a fellow gang member, called Gino.

Family members say another gangster entered the house and went straight to the back where they were.

A family member who was present says they only realised afterwards that the person that had entered the house was the triggerman. 

She says Jordan and his dad were shot multiple times, execution-style.

The other man remains in hospital.

Members of the 7945 Action Group, the postal code for the area, say they will shut down Lavender Hill and surrounding areas if the perpetrator, whom, they say is known to the police, is not speedily arrested. 

The group says the suspect was recently released from Pollsmoor Prison. 

They say while they accept communities must play their part in fighting gangsterism and drugs, police aren’t meeting them halfway. 

The group's Nadia Satarien said, "for those people who do give evidence, by the time I come from the police station after making a case against a gang leader, by the time I walk out they already know about it.  The fear is so deep routed in our communities that nobody wants to go and make a case. Now imagine losing a child and actually being afraid to make a case about it? That is sick because it is at a point where sadness does not play a role anymore.” 

The City of Cape Town says the Metro Police Gang and Task Team has since been deployed to the area.


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